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Buy Something Nobody Else Wants
FCs, CJ3Bs, and ’87 Wranglers scare a lot of buyers away because they are thought to be either ugly or pieces of junk. If we wanted to build up a Wrangler like this with custom axles, a V-8 swap, and an NV4500, we’d start with the cheapest one we could find. That might even mean a recovered stolen vehicle or the dreaded ’87 YJ with the 258 carbureted six and the NP207 transfer case. If we’re gonna scrap the drivetrain, strip the interior, and rebuild the whole suspension, we might as well start with a Jeep that doesn’t have anything we want to keep.